December 15, 2009 Subject:
What a Fantastic Recording!
Seriously, one of the best tapes pulled from the Fox ever! Great job and thank you.
December 5, 2009 Subject:
my first RRE experience, and it made me want to jump on that train for good,
great show,thanks to KCMV for the tix, hope to see a lot more of this incredible band
November 23, 2009 Subject:
night one at the fox!! railroad blew the roof of the place. hunting song into 1759 was fantastic! and of course you cant forget 7sm opener!!! the catfish john was just fantastic! everytime i see this band they just keep getting better and better. i don't know how they do it but they do!
November 23, 2009 Subject:
UP'd the Fox Upwards again
RRE continues to amaze and deliver. Missed this fall CO show, first missed Boulder/Denver shows in 4 years, wasn't easy to accept, especially after listening to this opening, you can feel they are going to TEAR it up. I walk away after seeing them everytime going how are they going to beat that show the next night, and they do. Enjoy, good quality, can't wait for the next shows to come up.
November 22, 2009 Subject:
Wasn't There but WHAT A SHOW!
Wow! It is so hard to describe this show just from LISTENING to it! It is so hard to comprehend that Johnny Grubb will not be in the band after Portland... One of the best upright bassists in the jamgrass subgenre in my mind. He brings a funky vibe when needed, or your standard bluegrass vibes but taken to the next level. And the reason why this show was so good, is because Railroad Earth just loves Colorado. Most of there promotion and other office jobs are in Colorado and they got there first big break back in 2001 at TELL-U-RIDE (Which also happens to be in Colorado). So technically Colorado was the first to get REALLY big on Railroad Earth and then New Jersey (There and my homestate) got on board including some From Good Homes fans, and friends/family... Songs consisting of new Todd written songs, and some skehan/timmy tunes... The Jam into 7SM was crazy... everything up to the Hunting Song was amazing but the rest of the show was Railroad Earth TEARING the Fox Theater APART. The Hunting Song is such a classic song for Railroad, and they do it perfectly, the jams in this piece go beyond the limits of jamband and bluegrass; both are conflicting label choices for the band... Grubb is living the rest of his "I'm a touring musician" status and his playing results in becoming amazing... Andy's flute soloing just shows how talented the band is... Then the song heads into a jam around 4 minutes, and it barely shows any resemblance to The Hunting Song, but you can somewhat see how it came from Hunting Song... Never heard the Hunting jam molded like this, really psychadelic especially for the band since they're not using any electronic instruments except for amplification. Timmy then takes over the song and lays down some of his amazing fiddle magic... Skehan is secretly playing some really technical stuff, just isn't trying to solo, rather it is apart of the song... And that is hard on instruments like the Mandolin. It proves how much of a beast Skehan is on a mando. He understands the songs so well that he can just let loose on all of the songs, amazing everyone that cares to listen to his playing. Todds guitar licks and solos get really sublime and astonishing to say the least, hypnotizing the listers completely with the power of his guitar. Next comes a crowd favorite.... "1759". Skehan practically owns this tune, because he plays the mandolin at his best sometimes during this song. And this is a great example. You can't deny that he is a world class mandolin player status... Todd and Timmy and Andy takes turns on some licks and the song ends.
The next song up is Crossing the Gap, finally recorded on Amen Corner but had been played prior to the release of Amen Corner. Nice sing along tune with Andy.
Then Birds of America, comes on. This used to be a rarity of a tune, but has been played quite often compared to a year ago... And no one is complaing, it is one of my favorite Railroad Earth songs for sure. The whole band just gets really funky with Grubb as the nucleus of the jam.
Then LWTG brings the night to a closing, with Catfish John as the encore.
Amazing show, amazing sound, CAN't WAIT FOR SATURDAY STROUDSBURG!